Mission & Philosophy



Our Lady of the Assumption School is a diverse, child centered Catholic community developing leaders rooted in faith, knowledge and service.


We, the faculty, staff and clergy of Our Lady of the Assumption School, believe that the aim of Catholic education is to demonstrate the importance of the Life and Message of Christ believed and taught by the Catholic Church.  We strive to instill in our children a respect for their families, their faith, their community, and the society in which they live.  In partnership with their parents, who are the primary educators of their children, we maintain a supportive role.

We believe that Catholic education will impart a body of knowledge, grounded in the faith and knowledge of the Catholic Church that will give children an opportunity to grow in a fashion that will prepare them to live each day fully with Christ.  We provide a safe and positive environment for our diverse student body.  We offer a challenging, integrated curriculum in grades K-8 for students who attend our school from Claremont and surrounding communities.

We seek to meet the needs of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and psychologically.  We believe our children must be given opportunities to learn how to love the Lord and others.  We foster human compassion and responsibility.  We teach our students to respect life, to seek truth and knowledge, to strive for justice, and to appreciate the environment.  Consistent with these beliefs, we are dedicated to serve students who strive to realize academic success according to their individual potential.  It is through these means that we aim to help our students become productive members of society who exercise Christian values throughout their lives.